I deleted my personal/private Facebook profile a few months back, and I regret nothing. For awhile now, I’ve been scaling down social media, have stopped clubbing, and have really ceased participation in any artificial idiocy that involves “keeping up appearances”, which is very easy to fall into in the age of social media. That probably sounds weird coming from a model, but this is the most fulfilled and happy I’ve been in living memory. I’m doing things because I enjoy them, not to show other people I’m doing them, and it’s awesome because I’m finally living life for me. No one on here even knows HOW I spend 99% of my time or who my friends are or what my love life is like. I’m real-life happy, instead of pretending to be happy for photos. I’ve stopped spending crazy money on things I don’t need to impress people I don’t like or know. Now I enjoy every moment and every dime.
If you’re a goth kid and want to listen to Cher or something, do it and don’t be ashamed. Stop convincing yourself that you enjoy things just because everyone in your culture says you’re supposed to enjoy them. Unless someone’s feeding, fucking, or financing you, their opinion isn’t worth jack. Stop giving a fuck and take your life back. If you’re so deep into whatever artificial culture it is you got stuck in, so deep that you don’t even remember what you actually enjoy in its own right, figure it out. Create something. Sure, I’ve brought this up before, but if there’s one thing I want to hammer home, it’s this, because there’s a good chance no one else is going to say this to you. If you live your entire life to please and impress other people, rather than spending it doing things that you genuinely love, you will have lived for nothing. You will adopt hobbies that mean nothing to you but likes and follows. You’ll waste endless hours in clubs etc. pretending to have fun and getting endlessly fucked up to aid in that pretending because that’s what’s necessary to be popular. And I’ve got news for you: no matter what god or goddess you may portray yourself as on social media, you’re a decaying ape like the rest of us, and your days are numbered. Make them count.